Attention Ann Arbor Patients: US 23 construction may delay travel to Brighton, MI. Please be sure to check for construction updates, or find alternative routes before traveling. We will continue to offer Monitoring, Semen Analysis, as well as visits with Dr. Gago in Ann Arbor.
Gago Center for Fertility/Gago IVF is awarded AlUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation
The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is pleased to announce that Gago Center for Fertility/Gago IVF has been awarded ultrasound practice accreditation in the area(s) of gynecologic, first trimester obstetric, with an adjunct competence in 3D (GYN) sonography.
Gago Center for Fertility/Gago IVF has achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment maintenance; documentation; storage, and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.
About the AlUM
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9900 physicians, sonographers, and scientists dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation. Participation in the AlUM’s Ultrasound Practice Accreditation program is available to practices in the following areas of ultrasound: abdominal/general, breast, complete obstetric or trimester-specific obstetric, OB with adjunct detailed fetal anatomic ultrasound, musculoskeletal (diagnostic), musculoskeletal (ultrasound-guided interventional procedures), fetal echocardiography, gynecologic (with or without 3D), dedicated thyroid/parathyroid, urologic, ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and head and neck. For more information, visit www.aium.org.
We are pleased to announce that we now have additional availability for treatment cycle monitoring in our Ann Arbor and Lansing offices. Continue reading “Satellite Office Cycle Monitoring”
See the Zika Guidelines from the CDC for couples trying to achieve pregnancy using the link below:
Look here for the most recent update from The American Society of Reproductive Medicine regarding the Zika Virus.
ASRM Bulletin Regarding Zika Virus
Homewood Suites by Hilton located in Brighton, MI is now offering discounted room rates for out of town Gago IVF patients. This will allow patients to stay at a comfortable location just minutes away from Gago IVF when they are in town for procedures and visits. In addition to a spacious studio, or one bedroom suite with fully equipped kitchens, they also offer free hot breakfast and Complimentary Evening Social on Monday-Thursday evenings.
To book a room please call (810) 225-0200 or copy and paste the link below into your browser.
A MESSAGE OF HOPE
Having a family seems so easy, until one realizes they cannot.
Scott and Karen Shaper had a ten year journey dealing with infertility. In this discussion they would like to share their ups, their downs, and the reality.
They will discuss infertility from a wife’s perspective a husbands perspective and a couples perspective.
Their hope is that this discussion will help others who are struggling with infertility.
Presentation will be at:
Peace Lutheran Church
8260 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Thursday July 30th At 7pm
Gago Center for Fertility/Gago IVF a fertility clinic and IVF lab is creating patient care packages to support patients on their infertility journey. The package includes guides to supportive services, fertility 101, and a Common Thread bracelet to promote infertility awareness and support in the community. The Common Thread bracelet includes a lotus charm, a symbol of fertility in the Hindu culture. The packages will be handed out during NIAW while supplies last.
“We want patients to know that they are not alone and Gago Center for Fertility is working every day to support them,” said L. April Gago, M.D., owner and director of Gago Center for Fertility.
National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association founded this movement and continues to work with the professional family building community, corporate partners, and the media to:
- ensure that people trying to conceive know the guidelines for seeing a specialist when they are trying to conceive.
- enhance public understanding that infertility is a disease that needs and deserves attention.
- educate legislators about the disease of infertility and how it impacts people in their state.
In 2010 National Infertility Awareness Week became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services.
We are delighted to tell our patients about an exciting event as part of Women’s History Month. Our friend Robin Silbergleid will be giving a reading from her book “Frida Kahlo, My Sister,” along with a discussion of ekphrasis, and writing about the body at RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University Thursday, March 5th at 7 p.m. The event takes place in the Lookout Gallery of Snyder-Phillips and is free and open to the public.
For more information and a full list of the month’s events: http://poetry.rcah.msu.edu/calendar.html